2L. No motivation

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irish017
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2L. No motivation

Postby irish017 » Mon Oct 10, 2011 11:31 pm

Anyone else STILL feeling this way?

I ended up watching 2 episodes of the west wing tonight instead of reading for PR.

Bleh.

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Re: 2L. No motivation

Postby goodolgil » Tue Oct 11, 2011 12:16 am

I'm OK doing class reading, but the note process for journal is just killing me. I really can't bring myself to do anything.

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Re: 2L. No motivation

Postby Void » Tue Oct 11, 2011 12:25 am

Pretty much demotivated. Can barely open a book. Class still interests me and I'm still excited by the idea of being a lawyer but the mountains of reading just don't seem as necessary any more for whatever reason.

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Re: 2L. No motivation

Postby purr se » Tue Oct 11, 2011 1:28 am

@Irish - be glad you only watched two episodes. I've got a tax midterm on Wednesday, yet spent this evening watching Pretty Woman, a show about kittens, and several episodes of It's Always Sunny. Just fail me now ...

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Re: 2L. No motivation

Postby Pato_09 » Tue Oct 11, 2011 1:31 am

How important are 2L grades, if you have a big law offer?

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Re: 2L. No motivation

Postby Void » Tue Oct 11, 2011 1:49 am

Pato_09 wrote:How important are 2L grades, if you have a big law offer?


I wouldn't know, as I am offerless.

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Re: 2L. No motivation

Postby zomginternets » Tue Oct 11, 2011 1:58 am

Pato_09 wrote:How important are 2L grades, if you have a big law offer?


Don't need top grades, but do need to not fail/get C's. 2L grades are a soft factor in determining whether to give a full offer.

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Re: 2L. No motivation

Postby mths » Tue Oct 11, 2011 5:37 am

my lack of motivation is reaching levels of absurdity that I didn't know it could reach

watched three movies tonight

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Re: 2L. No motivation

Postby BarbellDreams » Tue Oct 11, 2011 8:33 am

Haven't heard a single word in Commercial Transactions this semester. I go to class and just screw around online thinking I'll just read the supplement. Don't get me started on all this journal BS.

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Re: 2L. No motivation

Postby romothesavior » Tue Oct 11, 2011 10:54 am

irish017 wrote:Anyone else STILL feeling this way?

I ended up watching 2 episodes of the west wing tonight instead of reading for PR.

Bleh.

Midterm tomorrow (ungraded, thankfully) I haven't studied for. Moot court brief due in a week that I haven't started. Haven't read in Crim Pro in weeks. Law Review note topic sucks. Sit in class all day sending emails, kickin' it on Facebook, and talkin' to you n00bs on TLS.

Don't care.

Pass me another beer. 8)

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Re: 2L. No motivation

Postby sperry » Tue Oct 11, 2011 12:30 pm

At most curves the 1L curve goes away and school becomes a lot easier. 1st semester 2L year I was in a huge funk/ depression because I struck out at OCI, and didn't read skipped weeks of classes at a time. Ended up with a B+ average, despite putting virtually no effort in. Just plug along and you'll be fine, as long as you're not worried about making straight A's or something like that.

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Re: 2L. No motivation

Postby Void » Tue Oct 11, 2011 12:48 pm

sperry wrote:1st semester 2L year I was in a huge funk/ depression because I struck out at OCI, and didn't read skipped weeks of classes at a time. Ended up with a B+ average, despite putting virtually no effort in. Just plug along and you'll be fine, as long as you're not worried about making straight A's or something like that.


That's sort of where I'm at right now, so it's helpful to hear this. Thanks.

BTW, did you eventually make your way out of this fog, or does the remainder of law school feel like this?

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Re: 2L. No motivation

Postby Renzo » Tue Oct 11, 2011 10:46 pm

irish017 wrote:Anyone else STILL feeling this way?

I ended up watching 2 episodes of the west wing tonight instead of reading for PR.

Bleh.


Don't worry. It gets worse once you're a 3L.

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Re: 2L. No motivation

Postby YourCaptain » Tue Oct 11, 2011 10:47 pm

Renzo wrote:
irish017 wrote:Anyone else STILL feeling this way?

I ended up watching 2 episodes of the west wing tonight instead of reading for PR.

Bleh.


Don't worry. It gets worse once you're a 3L.


Thank god for mandatory curves for upper-level courses!


:?

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Re: 2L. No motivation

Postby tfer2222 » Tue Oct 11, 2011 10:56 pm

romothesavior wrote:
irish017 wrote:Anyone else STILL feeling this way?

I ended up watching 2 episodes of the west wing tonight instead of reading for PR.

Bleh.

Midterm tomorrow (ungraded, thankfully) I haven't studied for. Moot court brief due in a week that I haven't started. Haven't read in Crim Pro in weeks. Law Review note topic sucks. Sit in class all day sending emails, kickin' it on Facebook, and talkin' to you n00bs on TLS.

Don't care.

Pass me another beer. 8)


my casenote topic and arguments make NOOOO sense.

I have no idea how i handled 1L so well. Just reading for even one class seems like a huge chore now.

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Re: 2L. No motivation

Postby sperry » Tue Oct 11, 2011 11:30 pm

Void wrote:
sperry wrote:1st semester 2L year I was in a huge funk/ depression because I struck out at OCI, and didn't read skipped weeks of classes at a time. Ended up with a B+ average, despite putting virtually no effort in. Just plug along and you'll be fine, as long as you're not worried about making straight A's or something like that.


That's sort of where I'm at right now, so it's helpful to hear this. Thanks.

BTW, did you eventually make your way out of this fog, or does the remainder of law school feel like this?



Meh, I just decided to accept it. Pouting is just counterproductive.

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Re: 2L. No motivation

Postby de5igual » Wed Oct 12, 2011 2:54 am

probz 100+ pages behind in Fed Inc Tax. What do I do tonight instead? Margaritas+TexMex+Hookah

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Re: 2L. No motivation

Postby keg411 » Wed Oct 12, 2011 2:38 pm

Last year I got sick, and I forced myself to read when I could get out of bed so I wouldn't fall behind.
This year I get sick, and I'm spending all day watching SportsCenter and reading TLS.

2LOL.

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Re: 2L. No motivation

Postby solotee » Wed Oct 12, 2011 8:04 pm

If I were judging my time-management according to my 1L standards, I would be panicking all over the place. I feel bad for the way I'm handling this semester, but I make myself feel better by watching episodes of Parks & Recreation :)

So far I've taken more weekends completely off in 2L than I did my whole year of 1L. 8)

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Re: 2L. No motivation

Postby kaiser » Wed Oct 12, 2011 8:08 pm

Securing a job for next summer was the worst thing to happen to my productivity since March Madness last year. Worst part is, this lull in productivity doesn't have any end in sight. Now if you will excuse me, I'm gonna go watch some hockey.

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Re: 2L. No motivation

Postby BarbellDreams » Wed Oct 12, 2011 8:38 pm

Seriously, can someone tell me of a good commercial transactions supplement? I feel like sooner or later I am gonna need it and I simply do not see how in the world I will start paying attention in that class.

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Re: 2L. No motivation

Postby random5483 » Wed Oct 12, 2011 9:24 pm

I feel right at home here.

1L Fall = Too much work.
1L Spring = Just the right amount of work to ace my classes.
2L Fall = Way too little work.

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Re: 2L. No motivation

Postby keg411 » Wed Oct 12, 2011 9:32 pm

BarbellDreams wrote:Seriously, can someone tell me of a good commercial transactions supplement? I feel like sooner or later I am gonna need it and I simply do not see how in the world I will start paying attention in that class.


What is the content of your Commercial Transactions class? Is it Commercial Paper and Secured Transactions? (That's how it is at Mich... and it's really freakin' impossible and I think I failed a quiz we had).

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Re: 2L. No motivation

Postby Oban » Wed Oct 12, 2011 10:00 pm

I've been going out of town every chance I get to kick it with friends. 2L is kind of a joke, either you got a job and don't get a fuck, or you stuck out and don't give a fuck.

If you have job/stuck out and still give a fuck you are doing it wrong.

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Re: 2L. No motivation

Postby BarbellDreams » Wed Oct 12, 2011 10:13 pm

keg411 wrote:
BarbellDreams wrote:Seriously, can someone tell me of a good commercial transactions supplement? I feel like sooner or later I am gonna need it and I simply do not see how in the world I will start paying attention in that class.


What is the content of your Commercial Transactions class? Is it Commercial Paper and Secured Transactions? (That's how it is at Mich... and it's really freakin' impossible and I think I failed a quiz we had).


Its basically UCC and CISG covering battle of the forms, leases, security interests (not a large chunk of this), conflicts of law in international trades, etc.

Outside of battle of the forms which I understand fairly well, I know nothing, have not paid attention, have not read in 2 weeks, and now am starting to think I actually need to get working on this class.




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